SNEAK PEEK: Canola seed size versus planting rate
By Top Crop Manager
Gone are the days when canola growers dialed in a standard five pounds per acre seeding rate – or at least they should be. Today, with wide variations in seed size from three to six grams per 1,000 seeds or more, one size no longer fits all.
Also, considering that many growers are cutting seeding rates to save on seed costs, hitting the Canola Council of Canada’s recommended target plant stand may not be possible.
Ian Epp, a Canola Council agronomist, says the long-term recommendation has been seven to 10 plants per square foot, but that recommendation is changing….